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The Arts Society Bath begins its 2018/19 season of lectures on Monday 1 October, 1.30pm in the Assembly Rooms, Bath. A Passion for Fashion traces the history of dress design and is the first of nine monthly lectures (usually on the first Monday of the month), covering all aspects of the arts including paintings, sculpture, music and architecture from the historical to the post modern. Arts Society lecturers go through a rigorous selection process and are all experts in their chosen fields. New members are always welcome. There’s lecture details and a membership application form online, or just turn up before the lectures start. Visitors are also welcome, no booking necessary, £10 at the door.